Office Before + After With West Elm

If you’ve been following along on our home renovations, you may have noticed that the guest room that we just revealed has a bit of a nook off to the side. We were pretty tempted to forget about this space, or add a chair and call it a reading nook, but Matt fell in love with the privacy of the upstairs, and wanted it to…

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Personal: 5 Things Behind The Instagram

I love posting one of these per month, and I thought Valentines day is a great day to get real with ya’ll! Here’s 5 things behind the images!     Latte in a cone and polka dots kind of day ☕️🍦❤️ Post a picture of your favorite polka dotted look, tag and follow @MinnieStyle + add #RocktheDotsContest2018 in the caption, to enter to win 2…

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Personal: 5 Shifts I’ve Made on Instagram in 2018 That Have Helped With Growth

One of the biggest hot button topics right now in the world of instagram is “growth.” I’ve personally always been very growth focused, especially when I worked as a social media manager. Of course you want to stay creative, post consistently and keep the quality of your editing and images high, but in my eyes growth is the MOST important thing, and if my growth…

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Wedding Flashbacks & A Chance to Win $10K For Your Big Day!

In partnership with Macy’s, but all opinions are my own! I cannot believe that our wedding was four years ago next week. While it definitely does not feel like it’s been that long (probably because I have a really good memory, and can remember the day very clearly) it also feels like so much time has passed. We’ve moved 4 times, had a baby, I’ve…

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Personal: A Blogger’s Workflow- My Schedule Monday Thru Friday

There’s this huggggge stigma revolving around bloggers claiming that the job is easy, it isn’t really work, it isn’t even really a JOB, etc. etc. Yes, I get it, walking around a mall and shopping doesn’t feel like work a lot of the time, and picking selects from line sheets is still REALLY fun, but there’s a lot of other aspects to the job that…

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3 Ways I Make Time For Friends

*This post was sponsored by Uber, but all opinions are my own. Some days the monotony of just waking up and brushing my teeth gets to me – yup, I feel bored and unexcited by like 7:02 AM. Sad, but I am sure a lot of you #adults out there feel me. A lot of my weeks are filled with chores, like cleaning the kitchen counter…

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Personal: Why I’m My Own Biggest Fan (And While I Love You, I Don’t Depend On You For Confidence)

The other day Matt and I were talking about instagram growth, and how it’s tied into a lot of bloggers self confidence. It feels great when you work hard, shoot great content, and then see the hard work pay off. But, sometimes you work hard, shoot great content, and for some reason your growth slows down, people don’t love your work, or you just plain…

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Personal: 5 Things Behind The Instagram

It’s been a while since I posted a “behind the instagram” personal post, and I thought this week would be great for one! We made it through the craziness of the holiday season, and here we are focusing more on the kind of content that this blog was built on in January. We have been thoroughly enjoying shooting travel + fashion posts, and here’s some…

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Personal: Talking Baby Number Two

So far we’re only 8 days into the New Year and about 1/2 of my girlfriends told me they’re pregnant. lol! I am seriously so excited because having gone through it, I get to be their little pregnancy guide, and help them out as much as I can (minus the ones who are on baby number two, of course!) This weird thing happens to me…

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2017 – The Unpublished Moments on Film

I started a tradition last year in sharing a year in review post with images that Matt shot on film (You can read last years post here) and I decided to continue this year! It’s a great way to share some of the more behind-the-scenes pictures that never make the blog or instagram, and also a way to show you that we are indeed just…

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Happy Festivus!

Happy Holidays! We love you all, and are so thankful for your continued support! Hope you have an incredible Christmas / Hanukkah / Kwanza!!   Love, The Degreffs…

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What I Bring For The Host Of Our Christmas Eve Dinner + Holiday Wrapping

We have a few holiday traditions every year – we attend the drive-thru light show, we help my family decorate the Christmas village and we spend every single Christmas Eve at my Aunt Elisa’s house. Some of you who have followed for a while may have heard me mention Elisa once or twice, but she lives up the street from me + I am very…

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Guest Room Before + After With West Elm

  For the first time in our lives, we have a guest bedroom! It felt really important to have, especially since both of our parents live in Florida, and want to spend time with Hudson. Every time they would visit, they would have to find an Airbnb, a hotel, or a family members house to stay in and we started to feel pretty bad about…

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Let’s Talk: The Balance Between Being Materialistic & Being A Good Blogger

      After talking about this with SO many other bloggers, I finally had to write a post about something that I am so internally torn about in this profession. So many of you message me and ask me “How do you afford all of these things all of the time??” and I know that the big question mark is how do bloggers do…

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Hudson’s 13 Month Update

OMG, am I now one of those moms who refers to their baby in months until they’re 50 months old? I guess it sounds weird to say 1 year + 1 month old update, and I want to keep the updates coming, at least until Hudson is walking, just for my own memories’ sake! Plus, I love reading other mamas monthly updates. Let me know…

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Personal: Perfection is A Myth

One of the biggest things that everyone has asked us over the past month is “How Are You Liking Living In a House???” They keep mentioning to us how much better it probably is than apartment living, and it definitely does have it’s pros. But that is the thing, it has it’s pros AND it has it’s cons, just like everything else in the universe, and…

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What I Wish I Had When Hudson Was 1 Week Old

From fear to fun – the first year starts out with that oh sh*t feeling of coming home with this tiny, scary, delicate little person who somehow CAME OUT OF YOU ?!?! and slowly turns into a whole lot of fun. It’s hard for me to think back on how scared I once was, because his head is basically the size of mine now, and…

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Hudson’s 1st Birthday Party!

Can you believe this little fox is 1? Me either. He is the cutest, silliest most brilliant tiny person I’ve ever known, and it amazes me daily that he is mine. As I mentioned in the preparations post, I knew we had to celebrate him in a big way. Even though it was quite stressful having 40 people in our home right after moving, I…

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Personal: Remembering The Journey + Staying Thankful

  Happy Thanksgiving to everyone living in the United States! I have been meaning to write this personal post for a while, but found Thanksgiving to be the perfect opportunity to share it.   One of the biggest reasons I did not want to make the leap into becoming a full-time blogger is because of the crippling fear that I would lose site of my…

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Prepping For Hudson’s 1st Birthday Party (A Checklist For Mamas!)

*This post was sponsored by Uber, but all opinions are my own. So planning a first birthday party felt a lot like planning my wedding. I had some friends who opted out of having one, because babies are not going to remember it anyway, but I felt like it was more of a party for Matt and I to celebrate the fact that we did this…

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